Julien graduated from Evans High School in 2017 and any opportunity that he gets he goes back to the school to speak with students. Giving them advice about life after high school. Letting them know about the many opportunities that come when being in college and or a trade school. Talking about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The importance of education, and giving back to the community you come from. During some of these visits he holds workshops on Financial Literacy, Knowing your Rights, Voter Awareness and Voter History, Health and Public Safety, Drug and Violence Prevention, Job Preparedness and Resume writing.
Julien has been a guest speaker for many scholarship ceremonies speaking with the graduating students. Telling them about his life and journey encouraging them pushing them to continue going forward in a positive path. Sharing words of encouragement that would allow them to start the next chapter of their lives. Julien has given speeches about "84,000 seconds", "God's Minute", "Pathways to Success", "Failure is the Foundation of Success", "You are your only enemy", "Afraid of Fear Itself", "A together Journey". Just to name a few.
Civic Engagement within the Community
Candidate Forums/Voter Education Workshops
Julien has taken part in planning and developing many candidate forums in Orange County, Florida that have been open to all members of his community and others. The forums that Julien has been apart of have involved all local, county, and state elected officials and candidates. He's hosted what's known as Hob Nobs and Straw Polls, Candidate Debates and Q & A forums, Mayoral Debates, County Sheriff Debates in partnership with Orange County's Supervisor of Elections, and other local community entities. Looking to inform and educate the residents of all the communities in Orange County. Advocating for the Pine Hills Community which is one of the largest unincorporated areas in Orange County with approximately 72,000 residents.
Project Pericles, Inc. Student Choices - Student Voices (SCSV)
Project Pericles, Inc. - Advocate. Facilitate. Inspire. Project Pericles is a vibrant consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education. Building on the innovative vision of Eugene M. Lang, Project Pericles works in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. Wecollaborate with colleges to encourage faculty to incorporate civic engagement and social responsibility into the curriculum, and to empower students as effective advocates and leaders. SCSV is a Periclean program that encourages colleges and universities to develop innovative programs to engage voters in the election process. SCSV seeks to increase voter registration and voting by students and community members. SCSV fuels engaged citizenship by (1) sharing information and resources to encourage students and community members to be knowledgeable about candidates and important issues, (2) creating a space for dialogue, and (3) helping to register students and community members to vote. The three components of SCSV build on the strengths of our national consortium to support, share, and collaborate on initiatives involving all participating campuses.
Neighborhood Planning Unit T (NPU-T) is a citizen advisory council in Southwest Atlanta that makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. NPU-T consists of seven Atlanta neighborhoods: Atlanta University Center, Ashview Heights, CollegeTown (formerly Harris Chiles), Just Us Neighbors, The Villages at Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.